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Major Works: Religion in Context

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Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    RLE Women and Religion gathers in one place a collection of previously out-of-print titles from a variety of historic imprints. Encompassing a range of experiences, the set provides an essential reference source on some of the key points in the field of women and religion. 1. A Map of the...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women's Religious Experience (RLE Women and Religion)

    Edited by Pat Holden

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    Most of the early literature concerning women’s religious experience is about exceptional women; those who diverged from the traditional female role to become nuns, mystics or charismatic leaders. While women were permitted to be prophets and visionaries they rarely played an important part in...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sex and God (RLE Women and Religion)

    Some Varieties of Women's Religious Experience

    Edited by Linda Hurcombe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    These stories, essays and poems by women examine the connections feminists are making between sex and God. The women write from very different perspectives, cutting across the spectrum of feminist writing about sexuality and spirituality within the Judeo-Christian tradition. Some writers, though...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Muslim Women (RLE Women and Religion)

    Edited by Freda Hussain

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    The history of Islam and the changing role-performance of Muslim women, given the various interpretations of the belief system of Islam, are described. It is the contention of the authors that it is these various interpretations which have given rise to the conflict between the ideal and contextual...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Passport to Heaven (RLE Women and Religion)

    Gender Roles in the Unification Church

    By Kathleen S. Lowney

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    This book focuses on the gender roles within the Unification Church, and on particularly the gender roles as expressed through the vows of marriage. It examines the more widely shared patriarchal assumptions about women in a circumscribed socio-religious environment, with the Church’s gender role...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. A Map of the New Country (RLE Women and Religion)

    Women and Christianity

    By Sara Maitland

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women and Religion

    Most feminists have turned away from the Christian churches, regarding both Catholicism and the protestant denominations as bastions of sexism and patriarchal oppression. However, Christian feminists committed to improving the position of Christian women and to the spiritual renewal of their...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Religion, Pilgrimage, and Tourism

    Edited by Alex Norman, Carole M. Cusack

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    For as long as human beings have existed they have been interested in travel. Their homelands and cultural norms have always been constructed with reference to, or contrasted with, the lands and habits of ‘the Other’. Implicit in this statement is the notion that some places are more special (...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Sects, Cults and New Religions

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Danielle Kirby

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    New Religious Movements (NRMs) came into being as a distinct subfield of academic study in the 1970s in response to the explosion of non-traditional religions that took place in the waning years of the Sixties counterculture. (The designation ‘New Religion’ is a direct translation of a Japanese...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Orthodoxy and Heresy in Islam

    Edited by Maribel Fierro

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until three months after publication) To what extent can concepts such as orthodoxy and heresy—originating from a different religious and cultural tradition—be applied in an Islamic context? This new Routledge collection of major works synthesizes the latest...

    Published October 1st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Christ and Freud (RLE: Freud)

    A Study of Religious Experience and Observance

    By Arthur Guirdham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Freud

    Originally published in 1959, this book is primarily concerned with the question of psychiatric factors in religion, and, conversely, with that of religious factors in psychiatry. It rejects the Freudian theory that religion is a form of obsessional neurosis. Though this latter hypothesis may...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge